Sorry about that title. Could not help myself. I rode at our local park this morn. So much ice. Look at the ice behind the bike. Tons like that all over.
In the past I really never considered studded tires. They were expensive. And really you only could use them maybe four times a winter. Why spend $400+ on a set of tires that only help you a few times a year. Some people buy them and run them all winter and I get that. But dont tell me they are helping you on some sweet groomed snow trails. I know better. Those little spikes in your tires are only there for ice and ice only. Otherwise you are just dragging them around. And I always said studs just make up for lack of skills. But as I get older Im starting to think different.
But… hell must’ve froze over. I just ordered a set. My first ever. The park was so icy that I had to walk the bike out. The Terrene Cake Eater’s are all the rage these days. It’s a 4in tire so a little smaller than I have right now. But I like these a bit better as the lugs are not huge. Most studded tires have larger lugs thinking they are winter only. And ride those tires down a road and its pretty annoying. The Cake Eater’s have a pretty tame center on them. Not any bigger than the tread on my Bontys now. And not that much heavier, maybe 100 grams a tire. So what the hell, give then a try. If ice and rain is what its going to be here from now on the so be it.
You need to evolve with the times… Last winter was pretty much a ice winter and now this winter too.
Im going to pretty busy with new store stuff tomorrow so this is the last post of the week. Big day tomorrow as I sign the new lease. And then its game on. Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed and wonder what Im getting myself into. Other times Im pretty pumped for this new and improved store. Once I sign the lease shit’s gonna happen fast.
Bring it on.
As I mentioned, Im building Pinky back up and should have it done for the group ride Saturday. At least thats the plan. Have a good weekend. Get outside. Its going to be warm here. In the 40’s.